Barbican Estate, City of London: Frobisher Crescent and Sculpture Court, with Cromwell Tower in the right background

RIBApix ref no RIBA40408
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1982
Image Date1981
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP462/26
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This complex of arts buildings and housing covers seven acres in the City of London. Built between 1971 and 1982, it regenerated an area which had been badly bombed during World War II. Frobisher Crescent was designed as flats but later became offices for the arts centre. Cromwell Tower is one of the three residential towers and was completed in 1973. The complex was Grade II listed in 2001

Subject tags

housing, town planning, courtyards